Sunday, November 29, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 18

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What would you like to see the United States do about ISIS?

Air strikes are a start, but let’s put boots on the ground.
Look for less confrontational ways to address the situation, like economic sanctions and a multilateral peacekeeping effort.
They’re a pissed off byproduct of the 2003 Iraq invasion. Maybe it’s time to stop creating more terrorists.
Let’s begin by helping the refugees that fled from their violence.

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SLO will consider banning marijuana grows


In response to citizen complaints about medical marijuana grows in San Luis Obispo, city officials have proposed an ordinance to prohibit cultivation, processing, and distribution within the city limits.

The SLO City Council is scheduled to vote on the ordinance on May 6. Though medical marijuana is allowable under state law, city officials note that marijuana remains illegal under federal law and “recent court decisions have affirmed that cities retain full regulatory authority under their constitutional police powers to prohibit and/or regulate medicinal marijuana related activities and land uses within their jurisdictional limits.”

The proposed ordinance would prohibit cultivation and processing within the city, but still allow “‘primary caregivers’ and ‘qualified patients’ the necessary latitude to access medical marijuana to meet physician recommended medical needs of qualified patients, without threat of enforcement action by the City,” according to a city staff report.